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Giving Thanks for Pullen Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC

As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving to give thanks GLAAD asks you to remember those LGBT-supportive faith communities who are doing the work of justice in the world. This week the Raleigh News Observer brought us a story this week of Pullen Baptist Church. The church voted unanimously to discontinue performing legal weddings in the church building until all couples are able to have their marriages recognized by the state of North Carolina.

Iowa’s Senate Majority Leader Vows To Block Anti-Gay Amendment

Iowa state Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal on Thursday promised to block debate on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality in the state. Gronstal said, “People’s rights should not be put to a popular vote [...] We didn’t put the right to go to a school in your neighborhood to a vote of the people of Iowa.”

Lez Get Real
November 17, 2011

After Anti-Gay Survey, Ex-Coach Remains a Guidance Counselor

As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”

"We Are The Change" Transgender Day of Remembrance Event in West Hollywood/Los Angeles

On Sunday, November 20, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board will be hosting an event to commemorate the 13th Transgender Day of Remembrance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area. The theme of the event is "We Are The Change" and will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.


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